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Grateful Dead Live at Cumberland County Civic Center on 1982-09-17

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Grateful Dead Live at Cumberland County Civic Center on 1982-09-17

Topics Live concert

Bertha-> Promised Land, Candyman-> CC Rider, Althea, Me & My Uncle-> Big River, Dupree's Diamond Blues, It's All Over Now, West L.A. Fadeaway, Throwing Stones, Deal Touch Of Gray-> Women Are Smarter, High Time, Estimated Prophet-> Eyes Of The World-> Drums-> Spanish Jam-> The Other One-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Morning Dew-> Sugar Magnolia, E: U.S. Blues

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Cumberland County Civic Center
Location Portland, ME

Source Audience or Matrix?
Taped by
Transferred by


set 1, encore; sbd; transfer by Mike Lai from Bruce Fried seed; tracked for 1x80; a later expanded shn set with this d1 is complete


Reviewer: capsgd - - March 23, 2012
Subject: fidelity opinion
the nak 300 Clugston is the best
Reviewer: bmerrill13 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 23, 2012
Subject: you think?
as far as 82 goes this was a landmark show for it's intensity and obscurity so far as who knew? right? we folks in upstate ny saw many great shows in that year but this was the one of that fall that crushed it beyond anywhere else... this recording does not do justice to phil's playing as well as the whole band's riot act second set. high time? never more intense since the early 70's or since. phil bombs? you have no idea what the cumberland county arena withstood... the loudest sound i've ever heard anywhere, even comparing to the wall in 74.... clipping the PA? beyond that! - other one gdtr dewski sugar mag ???
the stacks were imploding! my good friend cam and i noticed phil was on fire early 2nd set and we incited him to go off after drums getting the phil chant going... start of the phil zone? you better believe it! rad show.
Reviewer: dupree413 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 7, 2011
Subject: Ashes~Ashes I will get By

Can't believe noone has written (I take that back I think one person did talk about "touch of grey") about what we knew then as "ashes-ashes" and "I will get by".

I think that by '87, '88, '89 - those 2 songs had grown "tired" on the audience. Funny how different they sounded in their infant stages. "Throwing Stones" - as it came to be titled is barely 5 minutes. Bob's reading of it is raw. He even repeats the bridge "switch blade flash on ghetto night..." when he goes to the final crescendo of "well, the rich man in his summer home."
"Touch of Grey" - at least to me, had a unique sound that (while it would become linked with the band {esp Garcia} by '87) really seemed introspecive and almost meloncholy - but not too much that it lowered one's spirits.

I don't know if "too bad" is a proper description as to these 2 songs getting overplayed and even radio time. But I wonder how many people who got turned on after '87 or some older DH who were repulsed by the commercialism would feel hearing these 2 in a very sketchy format.

I don't know if this second set is the "best of the 80's" - kind of a bold statement. But it certainly is one that is overlooked and definitely deserves listening to from start to finish. I would say it is 1 of the 3 best 2nd sets from this YEAR.

God Bless and enjoy.
Reviewer: Furthurite - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 9, 2010
Subject: My First Show!!!!!!!
First time for a couple of different things (wink) Thank You Good Buddy. Hi to Rob S. you know who you are.
Reviewer: UVM85 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 26, 2008
Subject: My first and one of the best
This was my first show; as a sophmore at UVM, Lee Meadows, Eric and I drove to Portland from Burlington. Stayed with Jeff Chapman at his place on the beach after the show listening to Nak's recording of the show and watching the sun come up. It truly was remarkable. The high time was unbelievable and the Dew was like none other. The next morning, after very little sleep, we feasted on clams (courtesy of Jeff) and then back on the road down to Boston for the next show. A magical time for all. --Charlie.
Reviewer: mid-maine - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 18, 2007
Subject: 25 years ago yesterday
well, last night i popped in the 4-source matrix that i torrented off etree last spring, and in comparison, i can safely say that this recording is no comparison. however, this was my first show and i celebrated the silver anniversary as any head would of their 1st (right?) by listening LOUD.

in '85 i started with a crummy audience, and i've been upgrading little by little ever since. this one isn't too bad, but no matter which recording you choose, the energy still crackles through.

they just don't make 'em like this any more.

Reviewer: sweendog67 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 29, 2007
Subject: Sweet
I just missed a few Bobby shows this summer because of back problems, actually my whole summer has been spent on the couch. That being said I was looking or listening through the Archives to bring back some old memories and a smile to my face. Eyes of The World helped alot as did The Other One, Morning Dew, and Sugar Mag. It Really made me Miss and Long for Jerry. I even lost a tear or two. Oh well hopefully I'll be seeing Phil a time or two this fall, tickets are going fast. Bobby claims that he feels Jerrys presence on stage during his shows as have I from time to time but Phil has some sort of spiritual Magic that Just breaths Grateful Dead. It is like being wraped in a warm blanket of music and peace. I have cried at many Phil Shows, espically when Joan was on Board. I hope She comes back someday or becomes a perminent "Friend" Anyway it was nice to sit here on my little time machine bringing back my days of silly abandoment when time meant nothing and responsibility was a word I had yet to no the meaning. Now I have a wife, the house, whitepicket fence, 2 beautiful kids and of courst the dog and several fish. Thanks for everything Guys.
Reviewer: - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 16, 2006
This show gives us a marginal first set.The magic is in the 2nd set.An intense drums/space
complete with spanish jam,then phil drops major bombs so intense he clips the speakers in the other one.
This leads into a sweet going down the road,morning dew with moving garcia vocals and phil shining again.Bombs&morebombs!Sugar mag raps things up.Contrary to what the previous reviewer states touch was played at Cap Center in Landover two nights before.
Reviewer: Schnee100 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 23, 2005
Subject: Otherworldly...first touch of Grey in East
This show was amazing. it was far to get to...and there were no tickets. I payed $40 !!! to get in....I was pissed. I had never paid so much.

They played a new tune which sounded like aiko to us. Also...Goin' Down the road was amazing. and of course....Eyes & Morning Dew. this was "one of those shows". we were dazzled.
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